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COPS People News

Survivor Trustees and COPS Council In the last couple of weeks we have been asking Survivors to consider joining the Board of Trustees. In the next few days, we will also be asking Survivors to consider joining the COPS Council. If you would like to be considered for either of these roles, please do get […]

Tributes to popular Essex Police officer after on duty death

TRIBUTES have been paid after the on duty death of Essex Police Inspector Mark Estall on Thursday January 5. Insp Estall, of the Force Support Unit, was on duty at our Boreham operational base when he was taken ill and despite the best efforts of his colleagues and those of the ambulance and air ambulance […]

Tag Heuer join Forces with the British Police Service

Tag Heuer, in partnership with Andrew Michaels Jewelers of Newark, has just announced a project to produce a watch exclusively for those who serve or those that have served as officers, police staff or volunteers in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. The watch is called the ‘Thin Blue Line’ and is available for a […]

Spouses’ Magical Mystery Tour

EIGHTEEN COPS spouses and partners hit Liverpool for the Spouses’ Weekend and it was a great success, writes Helen Walker. On 7 October we all gathered and welcomed two new members Karen Parker and Sue Craggs. We caught up on the news and gossip, and congratulated Wendy on her marriage to Billy Harris. On the Saturday […]

Sharing Fond Memories With Other Survivors

ON a sunny morning on Friday 30 September, I set off for the beautiful Lake District, for the COPS Alternative Weekend, writes Don Speakman. Arriving in Kendal in the early afternoon. The weather was still reasonable (for the Lake District) and I booked into our very lovely hotel. I met COPS President Denis and his wife, […]

Moving Forward Together

TO start by stating the obvious, COPS is a peer support charity. In essence that means that we rely on the goodwill, dedication and hard work of many volunteers to raise funds to make possible the support we are able to provide to Survivors. My heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers who have given […]

Get Involved With COPS

YOU’LL have seen that a large part of this newsletter is dedicated to the very successful Survivors’ Weekend at the end of July, which, for the first time, was based at Drayton Manor. Once again the feedback tells us the weekend was “the best yet” which is, of course, very pleasing to hear. We are […]

Meet the new COPS team

ANN-MARIE Leighton joined COPS on 1 November, as the new Information and Communication Coordinator. Ann-Marie has solid experience of creating and managing communications to a range of audiences, from young people in inner London to corporate partners, including brand updates and changes. She also brings project management experience. Ann-Marie (pictured left) joins existing COPS staff […]

Campaign continues to allow widows police pensions for life

A DELEGATION of police survivors has been to Parliament to lobby MPs into securing better pension rights for the partners of police officers who died on duty. Widows and widowers from across the UK made the trip to the House of Commons on Wednesday 26 Oct. They are led by Kate Hall who has been campaigning for […]

Thames Valley Police pays tribute to ‘iconic’ officer

THAMES Valley Police has paid tribute to DC Joe Mabuto, who collapsed and died at Milton Keynes Police Station on Tuesday 27 September. He collapsed and sadly could not be resuscitated. He is survived by his wife and two young children, who seek comfort from their extended family members in the UK and Zimbabwe.